Identification in Matching Games

46 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2009 Last revised: 29 Mar 2023

Date Written: June 2009


I study a many-to-many, two-sided, transferable-utility matching game. Consider data on matches or relationships between agents but not on the choice set of each agent. I investigate what economic parameters can be learned from data on equilibrium matches and agent characteristics. Features of a production function, which gives the surplus from a match, are nonparametrically identified. In particular, the ratios of complementarities from multiple pairs of inputs are identified. Also, the ordering of production levels is identified.

Suggested Citation

Fox, Jeremy T., Identification in Matching Games (June 2009). NBER Working Paper No. w15092, Available at SSRN:

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